Video Captures Barrage of Gunshots Ringing Out During City Council Meeting

"Get down, get down"

New Hope City Council members were in the middle of a routine meeting on Monday night when suddenly a barrage of gunshots left them scrambling for cover.

Two police officers were hit by gunfire and one suspect was shot and killed during the shooting at New Hope City Hall, KARE-TV reported on Monday night. The officers are reportedly in good condition.

One of the council members, however, was armed and seemingly prepared to defend his colleagues and other attendees at the meeting in the Minneapolis suburb.

New Hope City Council member John Elder, who also works as public information officer of the Minneapolis Police Department, reportedly drew his firearm and ordered everyone to “get down” as he trained his across the room in anticipation of any threat